Juventus have appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri, Goal reports.

Pirlo was only named the club’s U-23 head coach last month.

But the 41-year-old has now been asked to take over the first team, even before taking charge of a single game.

Pirlo has never managed before either at youth or senior level.

It marks a return to the Bianconeri for Pirlo, who played for the Serie A champions between 2011 and 2015.

During his time in Turin, he won four straight Serie A titles and reached the final of the 2014/2015 Champions League.

His playing career ended in 2017 after a three-year spell at MLS side New York City FC.

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